What Trump represents isn’t going away, Thiel said
Oct. 31, 2016
Tech entrepreneur Peter Thiel, who’s one of the lone Donald Trump supporters in Silicon Valley, expanded his support for the GOP candidate by stating Trump represents a populist movement that’s bigger than his candidacy.
“No matter what happens in this election, what Trump represents isn’t crazy and it’s not going away,” he said at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on Monday. “He points toward a new Republican Party beyond the dogmas of Reaganism.”
“He points even beyond the remaking of one party to a new American politics that overcomes denial, rejects bubble thinking and reckons with reality.”
Thiel also pointed out that Trump wasn’t the perfect candidate, but he’s a good start.
“I don’t agree with everything Donald Trump has said and done — and I don’t think the millions of other people voting for him do, either,” he stated. “It’s not a lack of judgment that leads Americans to vote for Trump; we’re voting for Trump because we judge the leadership of our country to have failed.”
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“…Just as much as it’s about making America great, Trump’s agenda is about making America a normal country.”
For starters, a normal country isn’t drowning in debt, Thiel added.
“A normal country doesn’t have a half-trillion-dollar trade deficit,” he continued. “A normal country doesn’t fight five simultaneous undeclared wars.”
“In a normal country, the government actually does its job.”